Herbs for the Flu, Tested By Science

December 9th, 2006

A Flu and cold are often difficult to differentiate, but a Flu is usually worse. Symptoms include a fever with chills, runny nose, cough, headache, and a feeling of malaise or tiredness. Although the most acute symptoms usually subside within three days, symptoms such as weakness and coughing may persist for ten days. Even though the Flu is typically self-limiting, serious complications can arise in the very young or the elderly or those with a preexisting disease.

The ideal approach to the Flu is, of course, prevention. This might be accomplished by improving the Immune System, especially in the fall as Flu season approaches. Several studies have shown that astragalus (Astragalus membranaceous) extracts can stimulate the Immune System. Use astragalus as an extract or add the root to soups.

If you do get the Flu, here are two Herbs shown to help reduce the severity of the illness.

  1. Elder (Sambucus nigra) has a tradition of use for the treatment of Colds and Flu and has stood the test of science. The flowers from this plant have demonstrated antiviral activity against both influenza types A and B, as well as herpes simplex virus type 1. It also possesses anti-inflammatory activity.

A clinical study showed that a standardized elderberry extract, Sambucol, improved the symptoms of influenza with a complete recovery in two to three days, compared to a six-day recovery period for the group not receiving the herb. In this study patients were diagnosed with influenza type B. Elder may act by stimulating the body’s own interferon or by preventing attachment of the virus to the body’s surfaces.

  1. Licorce root has also demonstrated antiviral activity. When mice infected with lethal doses of influenza virus were treated with glycyrrhizin, an active component of Licorice, they were protected from death due to the virus A.D.H.D.less lung damage than did mice treated with saline controls.

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Warming Winter Good Health Tea

December 9th, 2006

Adapted from The Great American Detox Cookbook, by Alex Jamieson (Rodale Press, 2005).

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 slices fresh Ginger, cut to the thickness of a quarter - warming, immune enhancer
  • 1 1-inch piece Licorice root - antiviral, Antibacterial, fights Depression
  • 1 1/2-inch piece Cinnamon stick - warming, digestive support, useful for Diabetes
  • 1 tablespoon organic Orange rind - sweet
  • 1 tablespoon dried Parsley - digestive aid
  • 1 teaspoon dried Lemon Balm - relaxing, aromatic
  • 1 Clove - warming, digestive aid

  • In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.

  • Steep 5 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink twice a day.

Makes 4 cups.

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Natural treatments for anxiety - Why you must choose natural treatment

December 9th, 2006

If you are not sleeping well, enjoying food and work; you are nervous, fearful or tense then you must check your health. These are the symptoms of Anxiety and panic disorder. The cause of Anxiety is mental stress, strong desire, apprehension or psychic Tension. The reasons for this could be day-to-day life problems related to relationships, work, finance, mental or physical exertion, other personal or social circumstances and environment.

These problems may be temporary but they disturb our normal healthy body-system. It is good to find a solution to the problem that is the cause of Anxiety and/or panic, at the same time it is necessary to take care of mental & physical health while dealing with the problems.

Natural treatments for Anxiety provide the necessary tonic to keep Anxiety and panic under control. They provide the required mental & physical strength to fight the devil. The Anxiety relief products like Lavender and passion flower calm the nervous system and recharge the body by providing the necessary rest. The passion flower treats Insomnia, controls high blood-pressure and nervousness.

The advantage of natural treatment is that it keeps you healthy and fit; you can work on your problem without feeling sick. These natural treatments do not have any side-effects; they assist in providing relief to the irregular and abnormal body physiological system.

When in Anxiety it is necessary to take Anxiety relief products to avoid Panic Attacks; prevention is better than cure. Panic Attacks due to Anxiety, Depression or Insomnia can be physically harmful to self or others.

Psychiatric drugs and anti-depressants are used to treat Anxiety and Panic Attacks. There are other ways medicines can be avoided: by exercise, regular meals, talking, regular sleep and involvement in an activity that you enjoy. An otherwise healthy person under psychiatric drugs may feel socially inferior; this could add to Anxiety and complicate the problem.

With natural treatment one can regain confidence in self and work to resolve the root cause of Anxiety with a stronger determination. The natural Panic Attack treatments reduce Anxiety level and help avoid future Panic Attacks.

Natural treatments like Lavender and Melissa officinalis calm the nervous system to reduce irritability, nervousness and restlessness. Natural treatments keep you close to the nature�s healing powers; the confidence of being assisted by nature energizes you and induces within you a determination to cooperate with these powers to resolve your life problem.

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